Four killed when pickup hit by train Surat Thani

Around Thailand March 08, 2018 16:24

By The Nation

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A pickup truck driver and his three passengers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train at a rail crossing in Surat Thani’s Wieng Sa district on Thursday.



Police said the accident happened at about 11am at the cross in front of Wat Nong Saeng in Moo 8 village in Tambon Ban Song.

The pickup flipped over in the crash.

The driver was Samak Poon-udom, with passengers Rungrit Kansuwan, Kimsuang Kansuwann, and Yanisa Poon-udom.

Police learned from their relatives that the four, who were relatives, were coming from Chumphon to visit relatives in Wieng Sa.

The driver apparently did not see the incoming Chumphon-Hat Yai train as he was not familiar with the road so he cut the front of the train, police said. The rail crossing does not have a barricade.

No one on the train was injured and the train did not derail, so it proceeded to its destination shortly after the accident.

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